Currents News Update for Thursday, 8/5/21

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Calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step down grow even louder. New Yorkers are taking to the streets – demanding his resignation while state lawmakers are dialing up the pressure.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens – they’ve been a pillar of hope for families experiencing food insecurity. Now they’re at it again – giving away thousands of pounds of food after getting a big donation from a major company.

COVID cases are surging in children up more than 80 percent – with almost 72,000 kids and teens testing positive for the virus. The new infections are coming just a few weeks before kids are set to be back in the classroom.

Also way up – the amount of migrants at the southern border. In fact, it’s being called the biggest surge in over 20 years. Now Catholic Charities is calling on help from the federal government.